Date(s) - 05/13/2016
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Art in Bloom Gallery
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Join us for a reception for artist, Helen Lewis from Carrollton, Ohio. Her exhibit, “Looking Within: Encaustic Paintings by Helen Lewis,” opens on Friday, May 13, with a reception from 6 – 9 pm in Gallery 2 at Art in Bloom Gallery located at 210 Princess Street, Wilmington, North Carolina. The exhibit closes on Friday, September 16, with a reception from 6 – 9 pm. Art In Bloom Gallery’s regular hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10 am to 6 pm and by appointment.
The encaustic process uses molten beeswax combined with resin and oil pigments that are fused with a blow torch. Helen Lewis often includes bits of old script, text or other ephemera in her work. She explains, “I particularly love the luminous qualities and depth of layers that emerge as I fuse the various elements and pigments together.” The paintings in this exhibit provide glimpses and hints of those layers and invite the viewer to look deeper within. Lewis describes her creativity as an extension of her contemplative nature, “In creating, I work to follow the nudges I sense within my spirit. In essence, I am invited deeper and I seek to mirror that invitation through my art.”
Helen Lewis concentrates her fine art in the areas of encaustic and mixed-media collage. She is represented by several galleries, exhibiting in both group and solo shows, as well as selling her work online. Her art is in private collections across the United States. Through her company, Illuminating Words, she also does calligraphy work for clients.
Helen is pleased to have her collage work included in the inspiration gallery section of the book The Art of Expressive Collage by Crystal Neubauer, released in August 2015.